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Effective brief therapy strategies
and Diploma linked language skills
lineA two-day course with tutor: Véronique Chown


Course overview:
This liberating course is full of powerful and thought provoking exercises that concentrate on matching up psychological knowledge to the precise skills you need to help people resolve emotional turmoil, mood disorders and psychological trauma.

  What you will gain by attending:  
An understanding of why the human givens approach dramatically increases the likelihood of therapy being brief, regardless of the presenting problem  
How to use the RIGAAR structure  
Quick rapport building skills  
The essence of effective brief therapy – getting to the root of the matter quickly by establishing what innate needs are not being met and why  
Reflective listening and reflective reframing  
How to use solution focused questioning to create a framework for change  
How to identify and use the clients’ own life resources  
A range of psychological interventions to use with common psychiatric problems: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, intrusive thoughts, relationship difficulties and so on  
Promoting cooperation by developing realistic and achievable goals  
How to identify exceptions (when the problem doesn’t occur) and get the patient to take credit for them  
How to generate motivation for change in your patients  
Separating the patient’s core identity from their problem  
How to minimise or overcome resistance  
How to separate process from content  
An understanding of why taking this collaborative human givens stance, reduces stress and pressure on you.  

:Why this course is so valuable:
The demand for improved outcomes from brief, psychological treatments for emotional problems is growing for three reasons: the rise in the number of disturbed people; the cost constraints put upon the medical and caring professions, and the increasing realisation of the risks associated with drug treatments. This lively workshop shows you how, by distilling the essence of proven approaches and working with the givens of human nature through the APET model, any team of professional healthcare workers can safely incorporate brief therapy techniques with patients suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, anger, OCD, eating disorders, addiction and relationship/marital/family problems.

How the course is structured:
The course is a blend of talks, demonstrations and exercises with breaks for networking and refreshment.

Who can benefit from attending:
If you are a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, mental health nurse, GP, doctor, nurse, OT, physiotherapist, youth worker, social worker, health visitor or support worker, and wish to be more effective in what you do, you should attend these two days.


BRISTOL: Dates: Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th September 2013
Venue: Clifton Hill House, University of Bristol
Times: Each day starts at 9.30am and ends at 4.30pm
Course Code: BP11
Price: £384 (inc. VAT) per person

LONDON: Dates: Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th December 2013
Venue: Friends House Quaker Meeting Centre
Times: Each day starts at 9.30am and ends at 4.30pm
Course Code: BP12
Price: £384 (inc. VAT) per person

PRICE: £384 (inc. VAT) per person

Fee includes two days' tuition, course notes, attendance certificate, lunch and refreshments on both days


Thinking of booking 5 or more courses?
Call us on 01323 811690 for your 10% discount.
>> We offer a 10% discount on our prices if you book any five events at the same time. These five courses can be made up of
any combination and don't all have to be for you, they can also be for a colleague or friend.



To book by phone, call: 01323 811690

Alternatively, you can download an application form and post or fax it to:
Human Givens College, Chalvington, East Sussex, BN27 3TD
fax:  00 44 (0)1323 811486

Also see, How to Book.


NB. This course was previously named: Essential Brief Psychotherapy Strategies – Skills for all health professionals



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